The Office of Graduate Studies provides many continuing education opportunities. A variety of single course offerings and certificate programs have been designed to meet the needs of educators. There are also two options for students seeking a Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.).
UMF’s Office of Educational Outreach is at the center of the university’s commitment to collaboration with teachers working in Maine’s Pre K-12 schools. This commitment finds life in programs that have a long history of quality, as well as new programs that are developed each year in response to needs voiced by the Pre K-12 community. The courses can be delivered in an online format, a blended model, as well as in face-to-face classroom settings.
Certificate Programs are a series of related graduate courses designed to provide participants with a concentrated, cohesive area of study. Successful completion enables participants to achieve specified learning objectives and competencies in a defined field of study.
- Certificate in Administration
- Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
- Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education
- Certificate in Math Leadership
Master of Science in Education Programs
M.S. Ed. in Education in Early Childhood emphasizes child development based curriculum, development, and assessment, across ages birth through age 8, as well as an understanding of the family and community contexts in which these children are educated
M.S. Ed. in Educational Leadership is designed specifically for educators who wish to become leaders in their classrooms, schools, districts, or other educational settings. The program emphasizes school improvement knowledge and skills grounded in action research.
Special Education Alternative Route to Certification is designed to help individuals and districts meet this challenge in effective and efficient ways through on-line courses taught by experienced special education faculty and professionals.
Applied Behavior Analyst Courses: The science of Applied Behavior Analysis employs strategies derived from behavioral principles to change socially significant behavior. Repeated measures are collected to verify the strategies responsible for behavior change.